Black Performance Studies (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Black Performance Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Departments:  Theatre Arts and Pan-African Studies
Academic Plan Code(s): BPS_MINOR

Program Requirements

PAS 210Introduction to Pan-African Literature - D2, AH3
TA 326/PAS 355Cultural Diversity in Performance - AH, D13
TA 365/PAS 315Theatre of the African World - AH, D23
Select one of the following courses:3
African-American History I
Slave Trade and Slavery
African History Since 1800 - D2, SBH
Select three courses from the following list:9
Acting the Black Experience - AH, D1
Introduction to Hip-Hop Theatre - D1, AH, WR
African-American Women in Theatre - D1, AH, WR
History of the African-American Theatre - D1, AH, WR
Black Dramatic Literature - D1, AH
Directing the Black Experience
Independent Study
Independent Study
African-American Music - AH, D1
Survey of American Jazz - D1, AH
Black Women Novelists - AH, WR, D2
African Art: A Survey
Women in Africa: Historical and Literary Perspective
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.